We’re All Mammals

download.jpgMemoirs of a Polar Bear by Japanese/German author Yoko Tawada is a study into both what it is to be human and also into the often strained relationships between humans and other mammals. It narrates the history (memoirs?) of three generations of polar bears and the humans they interact with, whether in the circus, at the zoo, or at an international conference. The polar bears themselves are at one time creatures of the great northern wilds and at another time balancing on a large blue ball and even, without any anthropomorphic explanation, excelling at a corporate “desk” job and attending important conferences around the world.

Who knew that a polar bear could write a best-seller based on memoirs from the circus?

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Industry of Death

PopePope Francis said Monday that “many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off war”. The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to a question from one of the 7,000 children taking part in an audience held with the Peace Factory organisation. “This is serious,” Francis told the children.

“Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms.

“It’s the industry of death”.

More Than Scientists

Climate ChangeThere really is no reason to believe the lies and ingest the propaganda. Take a minute and see what real people (who might also be scientists) have to say about Climate Change.


Compare this to a the ever-slimey Rick Scott who pronounced that the terms “Climate Change” or “Global Warming” are not to be used in official documents in Florida. Of course Scott now is backpedaling a bit now trying to counter the ridicule that confronted his stupidity.

I like what Al Gore suggested at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin

“We need to put a price on carbon to accelerate these market trends. And in order to do that, we need to put a price on denial in politics.”